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Spring 2014 Course Descriptions

English 4904  Studies in Film: Horror Cinema & the Nature of the Monster

English 4904 Section 001       CRN 35036
Studies in Film: Horror Cinema & the Nature of the Monster       1530-1730 TR

English 4904, Studies in Film, will explore the horror film in relation to a monstrous nature that evolved either deliberately or by accident and incites fear in humanity as both character and audience. According to film scholar Noel Carrol “In works of horror, humans regard the monsters they meet as abnormal, as disturbances of the natural order” (16). For Carrol, “horror involves essential reference to an entity, a monster, which then serves as a particular object of the emotion of art-horror” (41). By the end of this course, students will become familiar with the nature of such monsters in and of the horror film. (Group 5)